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50 Fun Facts About The Sound of Music on the Film’s 50th Anniversary

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first_img View Comments Can you believe that the hills have been alive with The Sound of Music for 50 years? It’s been five decades since the beloved film version of the musical, starring Julie Andrews as an Austrian novice nun-turned-nanny was released in America on March 2, 1965. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up 50 fun Sound of Music facts about the last musical written by legendary theatrical pair Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. So put those arms out and twirl your way through this trip down The Sound of Music memory lane, with help from The Sound of Music FAQ by Barry Monush, Maria Von Trapp: Beyond the Sound of Music by Candice F. Ransom, The Making of The Sound of Music by Max Wilk and more.1. It’s no secret that The Sound of Music was based on a true story, but there were plenty of differences between Maria Kutschera’s 1949 memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers and the film. For one thing, Maria was brought to the von Trapp home to care for one child who had scarlet fever and was too ill to walk to school, not all seven children.2. The von Trapps did escape Austria as the Nazis came to power, but they didn’t flee over the Alps, they got on a train to Italy and then traveled to America, where they had a concert tour scheduled. The day after they left, Hitler ordered the Austrian borders shut.3. When they left Austria, Baron von Trapp and Maria had already been married for years and had two children of their own, with another on the way.4. The real Maria was kind of a Mama Rose! She kept the Trapp Family singers together with an iron will.5. When the von Trapps came to America they settled in Stowe, Vermont. They opened the Trapp Family Lodge, which is operational to this day.6. Maria sold the rights to her memoir to German producers who made two films. The Trapp Family and its sequel, The Trapp Family in America, were incredibly popular in post-War West Germany.7. Broadway producer Richard Halliday thought the role of Maria would be great for his wife, Mary Martin, but he originally conceived of it as a play with Austrian folk songs rather than a full musical, written by playwrights Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.8. Halliday approached musical super-duo Rodgers and Hammerstein about writing one song for the show; they countered with making it a proper musical.9. Because she’d sold the rights to the German producers, Maria and the von Trapps didn’t see any money from The Sound of Music’s success.10. The musical’s original title? The Singing Heart.11. The Sound of Music was the eighth and final musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, but Hammerstein never saw the movie. He died of stomach cancer nine months after the Broadway premiere.12. “Edelweiss” was the last song Oscar Hammerstein ever wrote, at the last minute during the show’s tryout in Boston.13. Hammerstein wrote “Edelweiss” for the character of the Captain because he thought original star Theodore Bikel’s talent as a folk musician was being underutilized. The same year Sound of Music opened on Broadway, Bikel co-founded the Newport Folk Festival with Pete Seeger, Oscar Brand and George Wein.14. Audience members were totally convinced that “Edelweiss” was an actual Austrian folk song.15. The Sound of Music opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 16, 1959. Both major New York critics hated it, finding it way too saccharine, but producers already had $2 million in advance ticket sales so it didn’t really matter.16. During her two years in the Broadway show, Mary Martin only missed one show.17. Due to the design of the two-story set, Martin had to run three miles during every show to make her entrances and exits.18. The play won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and a third Best Actress for Martin (she already had trophies for South Pacific and Peter Pan).19. Even though two of the von Trapp children were boys, the entire children’s cast was nominated in the Best Featured Actress category as a single nominee. They lost out to Mother Abbess, Patricia Neway.20. The original cast recording of The Sound of Music was nearly as popular as the show itself. Recorded just a week after the show’s Broadway premiere and released by Columbia Records, the album was number one on the Billboard charts for 16 weeks.21. When it came to the movie, Julie Andrews wasn’t the first choice for Maria! Producers wanted Grace Kelly or Doris Day to replace her. Mary Poppins (for which Andrews would win an Oscar) hadn’t hit screens yet and they didn’t know if she had the star power to carry the feature film. (Day ruled herself out as “too American.”)22. Sean Connery, Richard Burton and Bing Crosby were in the running to play Captain von Trapp, before the role went to relative newcomer Christopher Plummer.23. Patti Duke, Mia Farrow, Sharon Tate and Geraldine Chaplin all auditioned for the role of Leisl, which eventually went to Charmian Carr.24. Kurt Russell and Richard Dreyfuss also auditioned to be von Trapp children.25. Kym Karath, who played little Gretl, was already a film vet when she auditioned for The Sound of Music. She was feeling so adult that for her audition she sang “Sixteen Going on Seventeen.” She was five.26. After Oscar Hammerstein’s death, Richard Rodgers wrote two new songs for the film (“I Have Confidence” and “Something Good”) by himself.27. Christopher Plummer never cared for the movie. He thought it would compromise his reputation as a serious Shakespearean actor.28. Plummer admitted he developed a crush on co-star Andrews when he saw her in My Fair Lady on Broadway, but called working with her like “being hit over the head with a big Valentine’s Day card, every day.”29. William Wyler, the film’s original director, quit to work on another movie and that’s probably a good thing. Wyler was apparently a little deaf and planned to make the piece a somber film that focused more on the war.30. While filming the iconic opening scene, twirling in the hills of Austria, Andrews kept getting knocked down in the mud by the gusts from the helicopter carrying the camera.31. Charmian Carr slipped and fell through a window in the gazebo while filming “Sixteen Going on Seventeen.” Her bandaged ankle had to be airbrushed out in later versions of the film.32. When the boat carrying the von Trapp brood tipped over, Kym Karath, who played Gretl, nearly drowned because she couldn’t swim. She swallowed a lot of water, which she then threw up all over co-star Heather Menzies, who played Louisa.33. “Edelweiss” was so good that film director Robert Wise also thought it was a real Austrian folk song. When they were shooting the scene at the Salzburg music festival, filming was delayed for hours while hundreds of Austrian extras were taught the words.34. Also during that scene, Plummer was drunk.35. If you look closely at the film, you’ll spot the real Maria von Trapp in a cameo, walking past a stone archway while Julie Andrews sings “I Have Confidence.”36. In one of Maria von Trapp’s memoirs, she wrote that she wasn’t invited to the premiere of the film, and producers couldn’t find her a seat when she asked.37. One of Maria’s biggest beefs with the film was with the geography. Not only does Salzburg not border on Switzerland, but taking that route out of Austria would have sent them straight towards Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s summer retreat.38. She also thought both Martin and Andrews made her seem to sweet, calling them “too gentle-like girls out of Bryn Mawr.”39. Maria von Trapp taught Julie Andrews how to yodel for real on The Julie Andrews Hour.40. The Sound of Music won five Oscars in 1965, including Best Picture. It’s one of only four films ever to win a Tony Award for Best Play or Musical, and later win Best Picture.41. Adjusted for inflation, it’s one of the highest grossing films ever made, right behind Gone With the Wind and Star Wars.42. It had the longest first run in U.S. cinemas ever at four and a half years.43. Charmian Carr, who played Liesl, went on to become an interior designer for celebrities, including Ernest Lehman and Michael Jackson.44. Heather Menzies, who played Louisa, worked in TV for years and went on to pose for Playboy.45. A 1981 West End revival starred Petula Clark as Maria.46. There’s only been one Broadway revival of The Sound of Music, in 1998 starring Rebecca Luker as Maria. A young Laura Benanti made her Broadway debut as a postulant and Luker’s understudy.47. Andrew Lloyd Webber almost got Scarlett Johansson to star in a 2006 London revival. When the plan fell through, Webber cast the role of Maria via his reality show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?48. ScarJo is in good celeb company when it comes to loving The Sound of Music—Elton John once held a private sing-along for his birthday.49. The 2013 live TV version, starring Carrie Underwood as Maria, helped reinvigorate a new era of musicals on screen. It didn’t hurt that the cast also had legit Broadway cred, including Laura Benanti as Elsa Schrader, Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess and Christian Borle as Max Detweiler.50. Even before Lady Gaga’s killer Sound of Music tribute at the Oscars, Andrews says she was a fan of the pop star. Now they’ve bonded and become new friends.last_img read more

Ag Forecast 2014

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first_imgThe 2014 Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 24-31 in Macon, Athens, Lyons, Tifton, Bainbridge and Cartersville. Registration for the series is open at www.georgiaagforecast.com “It helps farmers plan what they’re going to plant in the next year, but it’s also good for bankers and other businesspeople who do business with farmers or who will impacted by the farm economy.” Economists from the center and the UGA department of agriculture and applied economics will deliver the forecasts, which look at Georgia’s major commodities and the way that global markets, weather patterns and historical trends will affect them. “The main objective of the Ag Forecast is to provide Georgia’s producers and agribusiness leaders with information on where we think the industry is headed in the upcoming year,” said Kent Wolfe, director of the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. In addition to the annual Ag Forecast overview, attorney Will Thompson will speak on farm succession planning and offer advice for farmers and agribusiness owners on how to pass their businesses on to the next generation. Agriculture—the biggest industry in Georgia—has an impact that is felt throughout the state’s economy. In January, University of Georgia economists will break down the complicated web of factors that impact the state’s agriculture and give farmers and business leaders a preview of the 2014 growing season. The 2014 Ag Forecast sessions will be held Jan. 24 in Macon, Jan. 27 in Athens, Jan. 28 in Lyons, Jan. 29 in Tifton, Jan. 30 in Bainbridge and Jan. 31 in Cartersville. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Georgia Farm Bureau and Georgia Department of Agriculture sponsor the annual seminar series, and its attendance grows every year. Last year, almost 1,000 business people, farmers and community leaders attended their local events. For more information on the 2014 Ag Forecast, see www.georgiaagforecast.com or follow @UGA_CollegeofAg on Twitter. ###last_img read more

Infographic: Valentine’s Day 2018

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first_img 44SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Anderson Heather Anderson covers consumer financial news for CUInsight.com, offering readers tips on budgeting, setting and achieving financial goals, and developing a healthy relationship with money. She is co-founder of … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details Valentine’s Day spending is expected to rise again this year. How much will Americans spend, on average, and what are they planning to buy? Take a look:last_img

HHS to set up biodefense advisory board

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first_img “This new advisory board will add a wide range of expertise and viewpoints from outside of government to help inform HHS decision-making processes,” Leavitt said. The board will meet twice a year, according to HHS. Jun 20, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt has announced plans to appoint a 13-member panel to advise him on biodefense issues, including chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological threats to public health. The panel will include four members from the drug, biotechnology, and medical device industries and four from academic institutions. Of the other five, one will be from an organization representing healthcare consumers and another must be a practicing healthcare professional, HHS said. The group, to be called the National Biodefense Science Board, was authorized by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, passed last December. It will give advice about trends, challenges, and opportunities in the field and make recommendations about research and development, according to an HHS news release issued yesterday. See also: Jun 19 HHS news release, with information on how to submit a resume for considerationhttp://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2007pres/06/20070619a.htmllast_img read more

Sener selected to design LNG unit for Ponfido

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first_imgImage courtesy of SenerSpanish engineering and technology group Sener has been contracted by Rimorchiatori Riuniti Panfido & C.s.r.l for assistance in the construction of an LNG SBBT unit. Sener will provide basic engineering and technical assistance for the vessel that Ponfido will operate in Italy and the Adriatic sea.This project is co-funded by the European Union through the Poseidon MED II program, Sener said.The SBBT unit’s design is a combination of a LNG fueled tractor tug (powered unit) and a LNG bunkering non-propelled pontoon of 4,000 cubic meters. (cargo unit).The tug will be designed and constructed as a dual fuel driven, towing, escorting, rescue, supply, and salvage tug, propelled by Voith and with 65 tons of bollard pull.For its part, the pontoon will have a storage capacity of 4,000 cubic meters of LNG and 1,000 cubic meters of marine diesel oil (MDO), and it will be used for bunkering service.last_img read more

Bulldogs, Wildcats, And Pirates Win Boys Tennis Sectionals

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first_imgThe Batesville Boys Varsity Tennis team won it’s eighth straight Sectional Championship on Saturday, defeating East Central 3-2. With the team score tied at 2-2, freshman #1 singles player Lleyton Ratcliffe pulled out a three hour, three set win for the Bulldogs.1 Singles- Lleyton Ratcliffe (BA) def. Chase Lambrinides (EC) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.2 Singles- George Ritter (BA) def. Brody Taylor (EC) 6-2, 6-1.3 Singles- Will Harmeyer (BA) def. Gavin Daniels (EC) 6-3, 6-3.1 Doubles- Jared Volpenhein/Cole Davidson (EC) def. Sam Giesting/Lane Westerfeld (BA) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4.2 Doubles- Allen Pope/Zach Bovard (EC) def. Cooper Williams/Adam Scott (BA) 6-2, 6-1.Batesville will play at Franklin County in the opening round of the Regional at Richmond on Tuesday at 4:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.The Franklin County Wildcats captured The Boys Tennis Sectionals at Connersvillewith wins against Union County 5-0 and Connersville 3-2.FC will battle Batesville on Tuesday, October 3rd, at Richmond at 4:30.The Greensburg Pirates won The Jennings County Sectionals with 5-0 wins over Jennings County and Southwestern.The Pirates will take on Bloomington North at The Bloomington North Regionals on Tuesday, October 3rd, starting at 5.last_img read more

AG Bill Barr: “I’m Trying to Restore the Rule of Law”

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first_imgU.S. Attorney General William Barr appeared before a group of congressmen who painted two extremely different pictures of what is actually going on the country in the legal sense. The attorney general did not take any guff and refuted accusations by House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler that he is helping out the president’s friends and going after his enemies.Attorney Barr asked, “Which of the president’s enemies have I gone after? I haven’t indicted one enemy of the president.”On the issue that Barr helped the president’s friends, the attorney general said the Stone and Flynn cases needed intervention to rectify rule of law.The president’s friends don’t deserve special breaks, but they also should not be treated more harshly. That is not the rule of law.Attorney Barr says our Federal Courts are under attack and protecting them is the purview of the Federal Government. The US Marshals have a duty to defend and protect these courthouses.Barr added that “Operation Legend” is meant to address violent crimes in cities, not protests. He added that some of the marshals in Portland, Oregon some have been injured by projectiles that have hit the bone and blinded by lasers as they try to defend the courthouses.Barr explained, “After a month of rioting in Portland, we sent in about 20 special operations Marshals who are tactical, padded and protected.” He asked, “When it alright to destroy a federal courthouse?”The democrats on the committee accused Barr of having a difficulty in discerning the difference between systemic institutional racism and isolated racism.The Attorney General had cited statistics that revealed that police had killed more white suspects than black in the last year, but that the George Floyd killing was “horrible.”Barr did not agree that there is systemic racism in our police departments or in the society, but he would root it out if it exists. He also did not agree with removing qualified immunity afforded to officers.Barr said some protests have been hijacked by “violent rioters and anarchists” and argued that federal properties must be protected. Barr also accused many protesters of demonizing police.last_img read more

Karim Adeyemi :Die Mannschaft in His Mind

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first_imgKarim Adeyemi remains one of the hottest teenagers in world football. No wonder Spanish giant, Barcelona, has been on his trail for a while. For soccer loving Nigerians hoping that he would one day play for his fatherland, they’ve got a shocker coming, as the prodigy says he wants to star for GermanyIn a recent interview, Barcelona-linked striker Karim Adeyemi has revealed the senior national team he wants to represent in future.Born in Munich to a Nigerian father and Romanian mother, the Red Bull Salzburg starlet qualifies to represent the Super Eagles, The Tricolours and Die Mannschaft. Germany are ahead of Nigeria and Romania in the race for Adeyemi’s services after he became provisionally cap-tied to his country of birth in a European U-17 Championship qualifier against Belarus on March 20, 2019.He was awarded the Fritz Walter Gold Medal for the most promising talent in his age group by the DFB, following in the footsteps of Germany stars Timo Werner, Leon Goretzka, Emre Can and Mario Götze who have all won the prestigious award in the past.“That’s right. Many successful footballers who play in the national team today have also received this award. One day I want to play for the national team,” Adeyemi said.“I want to achieve what these players have already achieved. That is why this award makes me very proud and is also a great motivation to continue on my path.”The 17-year-old added: “Playing for the national team is always a great honour. It is always special for my family to see me play in the national team jersey. It motivates me enormously when I am invited to the national team and can play for Germany.”With age no longer on the side of Barcelona striker, Luis Surez which had made the Uruguayan slow down considerably, Barca is looking for a long standing replacement for the former Pichichi winner and their search light had turned to the direction of German-born Nigerian youth prodigyWith the La Masia not producing the players for Barcelona as before, the Catalan giants have now resorted to investing on young players in Europe and other parts of the globe where they can get promising players.Barcelona are prepared to splash out €8m to sign Germany Under-17 international striker Karim Adeyemi. The 17-year-old joined Red Bull Salzburg in the summer of 2018 and is currently playing for their feeder club FC Liefering in the second tier of Austrian football.Adeyemi has also been prolific at youth international level for Germany – he impressed for Die Mannshaft’s Under-16 team and then netted three goals in seven caps for the Under-17 side.He is said by the report to be the ‘bet’ of Barcelona director of youth football Patrick Kluivert and they are said to view his potential to being similar to that of 16-year-old rising star Ansu Fati.Adeyemi, who has a Nigerian father and Romanian mother began his youth career at Bayern Munich and went on to spend six years at SpVgg Unterhaching.Barcelona are trying to replenish their young attacking options after seeing the success of Fati this season, but Salzburg who signed him for €3.5 million in 2018 are not ready to make the signing of Adeyemi easy on Barcelona.His contract at Salzburg runs until the end of the 2020-21 season, although for the price he is rumoured to go for, that contract won’t matter. The goal for Barcelona appears to be to grab a few U-20 strikers and a few strikers in their 20s, creating a diversity of play styles in different age groups.The former Bayern Munich star, Adeyemi has been reportedly named among the most experienced young players in Europe, having made the cut after being picked by CIES Football Observatory from 22 European competitions per year of birth.The rankings were compiled using what is said to be exclusive methodology weighting domestic league minutes played by footballers during the last two years according to the sporting strength of employer teams.For players born in or after 2001, Red Bull Salzburg striker Adeyemi ranked eighteenth and he was the only player of Nigerian descent that made the list as none made the cut for the 1998, 1999 and 2000 age groups.In eight outings for Germany’s U-16 and U-17 national teams, the centre forward has found the net twice.Adeyemi started his career at Bayern Munich before moving to SpVgg Unterhaching and was snapped by Red Bull Salzburg in the summer of 2018.According to the report on El Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are said to be ready to pay eight million euros for the signing of Adeyemi. And should the Catalan giants go on to pay this amount, then Karim Adeyemi will become the most expensive U-18 player of Nigerian descent in history.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Guyana government pleased with latest oil discovery

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first_imgLast year, Guyana said it would be working with the US based oil giant, ExxonMobil, to develop a long-term relationship founded on transparency, accountability, openness and aligned interests for the good of the country following its newfound wealth. The Guyana government on Friday “welcomed” the announcement that more than 230 feet of high quality oil bearing reservoir has been discovered at the Ranger-1 well in the Stabroek block.Sixth discoveryThis is the sixth discovery of oil off Guyana’s coast since 2015 and the David Granger government said that “this latest discovery represents the largest single find to date and adds to the quantities which have been confirmed in the five previous finds.“The news of an additional find of this magnitude, particularly, at the start of the New Year, can be seen as a further blessing and underscores the richness and diversity of Guyana’s natural resources. Managed prudently, these resources will allow for an enormous transformational effect on the lives of every Guyanese in the years ahead,” the statement said.The government said that this latest discovery is results from the partnership with Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited and Hess Guyana Exploration Limited.Bountiful discoveriesThe Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) said it is particularly pleased that its strategy of engagement with Esso Exploration/CNOOC/Hess and its partners “is leading to bountiful discoveries, and overall, the government is elated that Esso Exploration/CNOOC/Hess remain ahead of their exploration schedule for the entire Stabroek block.”Stakeholders should act responsiblyThe government said it remains committed to all efforts for the safe and efficient development of the offshore Guyana basin and was calling on “all stakeholders to act responsibly and patriotically as Guyana continues its thrust into this new sector and as news and events continue to unfold about the extent of the oil reserves offshore and the manifold opportunities and benefits for the Guyanese people.”last_img read more

I will miss Kumasi:Rashid Sumaila

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first_imgFormer Kotoko and now Sundowns of South Africa’s defender, Rashid Sumaila has thanked the people of Kumasi particularly Kotoko supporters, saying he would miss them now that he has left for South Africa. The centre back joined Kotoko from Ebusua Dwarfs on a season-long loan.A lot of Kotoko supporters at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium where the Porcupines took on Sundowns on Sunday, interestingly were touched by the true status of the hard working defender as his change of shirt from Kotoko’s red to Sundowns’ white evoked tears.Speaking to asantekotokosc.com after the game, Rashid Sumaila showered praises on the Kumasi fans for the support given him throughout his stay. “I am very grateful to the people of Kumasi especially Kotoko supporters. I will miss Kumasi and the supporters very much. I thank them for all the support they gave me. I promise to make them proud everywhere I go” said Rashid.“I am happy I won the league title with Kotoko. My move to Sundowns is another step in my football career. I am confident that with the exposure at Kotoko, I will succeed. I wish the club well and I wish to return to work either as a player or an official in future” he added.In quite an unforgettable last game for Rashid, the Porcupines lost 0-2 to Memlodi Sundowns in the international pre-season friendly game. Most of the fans bided an emotional farewell to Rashid Sumaila who has now officially joined the respected South African side. Smallboy Korbah scored an own goal to put the visitors in front in the 48th minute and Bongani Zungu made it 2-0 in the 81st minute to wrap up a game in which Kotoko was less impressive. Rashid was a pillar in Kotoko’s defence in the first half but as the players emerged from the changing room, he appeared in Mamelodi Sundowns’ all-white jersey and the supporters cheered the former Kotoko defender as he moved to Sundowns’ half.The first half was evenly played and with the scores ending goalless, both teams improved remarkably in the second half but it was the visitors who started to exert pressure on the host in the early minutes. In one of their quick moves, which was their third successive invasion of the Kotoko goal area in two minutes, a long pass was sent to the right side of attack to locate substitute Raymond Monama.He advanced with the ball and sent a cross into the Kotoko six-yard-box. In the haste of clearing the ball to safety, Smallboy Korbah’s touch unfortunately redirected the ball into the net. Then in the 50th minute, Teko Modise sent Luthberty Malatila through on goal on the left side.Unfazed by the challenge given to him by substitute Kofi Agyare, Malatila tried a low curler which Isaac Amoako was saved. Kotoko regrouped and for the first time in the second half, made inroads into the final third of Sundowns but tried as they did, the Porcupines could not surpass Rashid Sumaila and Alje Shut. Kotoko returnee, Albert Bruce managed to deflect Godfred Asante’s pass wider to the left in the 76th minute. Jafaru Samed and Joseph Ochaya combined beautifully to have the latter tear away dangerously towards the rear but Rashid Sumaila slid and kicked the ball to corner before the Kotoko could wreck havoc.With further cause for anxiety for Kotoko in the 79th minute, Thami Sangweni, who was presented with nice set up in the 18-yard box by Dowe Wome, could only shoot wide. Sundowns yet again took over the exchanges immediately after the restart. Gracefully, the visitors struggled to create the opening and so sent the ball back.The Kotoko midfield advanced forward and the ball was lopped behind them but only as far as Albert Bruce who was standing halfway into the Kotoko territory with only Kofi Agyare and Ohene Brenya behind him. The midfielder could not control the ball firmly before it was pounced on by Bongani Zungu, who ran with it towards goal with only Kofi Agyare confronting him. Bongani craftily placed the ball at the far lower corner to register Sundowns’ second goal.Kotoko pressed hard for a goal but Francis Adjei failed to utilize the glaring chance that fell his way in the 83rd minute. The youngster, with only Kennedy Nweene to beat, failed to take it early as he tried to dribble past the well-experienced Zambian goalie. Alhassan Bukari followed suit on the stroke of full time when his shot at the close range went over the bar. Kotoko lineup: Isaac Amoako/Felix Annan, Bobie Ansah, Joseph Ochaya, Smallboy Korbah/Ohene Brenya, Rashid Sumaila/Kofi Agyare, Michael Akufu/Godfred Asante, Issah Yakubu/Mickey Ofosu, Prince Baffoe/Albert Bruce, Seidu Bancey/Bukari Alhassan, Ransford Osei/Jafaru Samed, Michael Helegbe/Francis Adjei.Sundowns lineup: Kennedy Nweene, Bryce Moon/Rama Mphahehe, Tebogo Langerman/Elia Pelempe, Emmanuel Mathias/Rashid Sumaila, Alje Shut, Bongani Zungu, Teko Modise, Anthony Laffor, Thami Sangweni/Denise Onyango, Dowe Wome, Cathberty Malatila/Punch Senamela,last_img read more